Top Department Stories

  • Student Art

    Juried Student Exhibition 2022 Digital Catalog

    The Juried Student Exhibition 2022 has a special significance as students, faculty, staff, and families gathered for the return to in-person, post-Covid student art show since 2019. It also marked the first time that the annual show was held at the QCC Art Gallery and a digital catalog was produced to honor the many talented artist in the Art & Design Department. Click on the image to the left to view. We invite those that can't make it to the QCC Art Gallery to view the digital catalog and see the hard work of the students of Art & Design. The catalog can also be downloaded and shared.

  • News

    sound & vision Collaborative Project from the Sullivan & Coffey Labs

    Visit the latest installation in the Student Gallery at the Art & Design (C)building. Click on the image to the left to read more about the show and also see the exhibit digitally, for those unable to make it to the campus.

  • News

    Interview with two students from the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition

    The QCC Art Gallery sat down with two students, Rebecca Huynh and Emilio Aguirre, to discuss their process and inspiration for their artwork that was a part of the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition.

  • News

    Check out the 2021 Juried Student Exhibit Artwork

    The Department of the Art and Design are proud to present the Juried Student Exhibit 2020. Included is the digital version of the show including videos from digital art students. Be sure to check it out and download a copy of the catalog to share with family and friends.

  • Student Art

    Department of Art & Design Juried Student Exhibit 2020

    The Department of the Art and Design are proud to present the Juried Student Exhibit 2020. Included is the digital version of the show including videos from digital art students.

  • Department

    Department of Art and Design Receives National Accreditation

    The Department of Art and Design at Queensborough Community College has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Queensborough is one of only 19 community colleges in the country as well as the only art program in the entire City University of New York system to receive this prestigious accreditation. With this Queensborough joins the ranks of New York City’s premier art education institutions such as Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Art and Design, Pratt and Fashion Institute of Technology to offer a nationally recognized art and design education.

Department Mission and Goals

Mission

It is the mission of the Department of Art and Design to provide each student with a strong foundation in the traditional techniques and processes utilized in the creation of visual art; to offer students an opportunity to understand the historical importance that visual art has in human society and to gain critical thinking skills through writing and the collaborative discussion of artworks; to assist students in the development of a personal approach to making visual art; and to create an environment for students to incorporate new technologies into the process of creating visual art.

Department Goals

Our department believes that the development of a strong personal creative vision within a liberal arts foundation gives our students the ability to navigate their place within an ever-changing world. Today’s art and design students require not only up-to-date technical instruction, but equally importantly, a firm grounding in art and design history, hands-on making, self-promotion and exhibition methods. A commitment to life-long engagement with visual art specifically and the arts broadly is what we seek for our students. The Art & Design Department believes that all students deserve the right to a creative, theoretical, and expansive educational experience regardless of economic status, ethnicity, culture or societal expectations. Our department strives to create an inclusive and diverse community that is reflective of the world around us. We foster the understanding that individual creation and public presentation are equally important for a successful visual dialogue.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.